In order to obtain optimal in-service performance and maximise the life of your Supernova Slicklines the following care and management should be followed.
Always transport and store the reels in the treated wooden crates provided.
When handling the steel reel ensure it remains vertical (the central hole in the steel reel always
Do not remove the wire tension retainers on both ends of the Supernova Slickline prior to beginning the initial spooling process
Exclusively Layer Wind (smooth wrap) the wire on to the drum using the correct tension at the appropriate stages
Determine the suitability of the slickline for the planned intervention and declared well conditions
Check the slickline diameter
Ensure that the correct sized sheaves are used, the minimum sheave diameter = 120 x wire OD
Inspect all sheaves for excessive wear and that they rotate freely
Use new packing in the stuffing box and change the wire guides if they show signs of excessive wear.
Avoid kinking the line
Conduct a Wrap Test of a minimum of 8 wraps; inspect the wraps carefully for evidence of cracks, marks or defects of any kind, (if these are found cut off additional wire and repeat the test until a satisfactory result is obtained)
Do not allow the slickline to rub the side of the drum, drag on the ground or rub on shafts or other equipment
When winding and re-spooling maintain both a constant tension and the natural curvature of the wire
When running in to the hole avoid sudden brake application
Exercise extreme caution during jarring operations, check “jarred” lines for possible stretch
(reduced wire diameter) or other damage
Always secure the loose end of the line after use
Always lubricate the wire when running into the well.
Never exceed the industry best practice of a maximum of 60% of the lower of the two break loads reported on the NWUK reel specific test certificate.
During the final run out of the hole use clean the wire using a wireline wiper to remove well fluids.
Cut off a minimum of 20ft at the end of the operation
Keep the wire record update including accurate wire cut off, number of jars, maximum tension pulled and maximum depth run along with well fluids encountered and wire tests performed